The Girl Who Went Missing by Ace Varkey

The Girl Who Went Missing 

Ace-Original-Coverby Ace Varkey

Book Summary:

When June Warner arrives in India to visit her sister Thalia, a trip to take her mind off her jilted engagement, she is greeted by the bright hot chaos of Mumbai but not her sister. She goes to the YMCA where Thalia is staying, only to find that she is not there.

Convinced that Thalia’s no-show is a sign that she is in danger, June begins a desperate search for her younger sister.

Police Commissioner Oscar D’Costa, scarred by the tragedies of his past, swears he will never again ignore his gut instinct when it comes to a missing girl. And with more and more dead foreign women being found in his precinct, he becomes convinced a conspiracy is at play.

Through the two worlds of American naiveté and Indian chaos, they must find the girl who went missing.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*

My Review:

Set in the world of Mumbai, India this is a fast paced story.  June has been left by her fiance and has traveled to India per her sisters insistence.  Thalia is there doing her dissertation on the temples of India.  So when June gets there and Thalia is no where around she isn’t sure if she should panic or if Thalia has just gone off to do some work.  It quickly becomes clear that something more is wrong and with the help of Commissioner D’Costa they set out to find Thalia.

The world of Mambai is portrayed in a very real way. From the crazy traffic, to the people, to the very real world of sex trafficking.  You feel like you are there with June going thru everything. We are introduced to a variety of different characters but this doesn’t make it confusing.  The writing is very well done and for a debut  novel it’s really good.

Ace Varkey takes you on a rollercoaster ride in this thrilling new novel and I can’t wait for another novel from this new author. temp-4











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